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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
+44 1483 810235
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A bit out of the way, but worth it.

Slightly off the beaten track, but worth a visit as it covers not just the gallery but the entrance... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Coopper29
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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We found this advertised in a Lifestyle magazine. It’s a little unknown treasure. Apart from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop. Stroll to the nearby Grade-I listed Watts Chapel, taking in the beautiful woodlands and grounds, or find out more about the lives of our founders G F and Mary Watts on a tour of the artists' home, Limnerslease. Finally, discover art for sale in the Watts Contemporary exhibition in the Pottery Building along with a wide selection of gifts, books and homewares in the Shop.
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Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Slightly off the beaten track, but worth a visit as it covers not just the gallery but the entrance to the house ho on the hill about 500 yards away. Not being an arty type, even i enjoyed the visit. One can also visit the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this advertised in a Lifestyle magazine. It’s a little unknown treasure. Apart from the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite paintings and expect guides it’s also worth a visit for the beautiful house and gardens there is also a lovely coffee shop.

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Watts village last Friday, had a lovely few hours here. There is a lot to see, The Chapel was having conservation work being completed, but you could look in through the door, and marvel at the beautiful decoration, The Watts Gallery is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When looking for somewhere to visit Watts Gallery popped up and sounded nice. Nice doesn’t cover it, this place is a real hidden Jam just off the A 3. The galleries are fantastic, the art wonderful, the surroundings tranquil, the buildings beautiful and the crown...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first read about this place in a German guide book - having lived in this area for more than 20 years, the Watts Gallery came as a huge surprise. I take all my friends and foreign visitors to the gallery and now that the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely place to visit. Small with treasures from local artists. A proper taste of a Surrey Village.

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful location and wonderful Gallery. The volunteers are welcoming, professional and pleasant. With funding Watts gallery and artists village is a world class location and a tribute to all those involved.

Thank Geraldmm
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We were directed to the Gallery when we were staying in the area. It is not on the beaten track and it is best visited with a car. You will be rewarded.There is plenty to see but not so much that it becomes overwhelming. The...More

Thank Julian R
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Really worth a visit. They have a “5 for the under 5’s” goody bag to help engage the little ones with the art, and it really worked. The gift shop is a cut above the average and contains lovely items. The tea shop looked lovely...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

The Gallery is a gem though very expensive by public transport, via Waterloo and then taxi! The Helen Allingham was a delight but such a disappointment that there were no post cards of her work and only one small book solely about her paintings of...More

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Jasmine S
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jasmine I would go into Guildford for a better choice or the Seahorse is great just outside. Sorry for late reply- hope this helps.
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Steve B
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
About an hour should be good.
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sovenna
January 20, 2017|
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Hello There are so many great places to stay in Guildford which has a direct bus route to the Artists' Village. Take a look at the Visit Surrey website for the best places to stay in the local area. Best wishes
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